Monroe Fire Report

Monroe Fire Report

During the year 1915, the Monroe, La., department answered 101 alarms, according to the report for the year, by Chief F. J. Roddy. The loss amounted to $77,443.75. Insurance was $229,477.48, and the valuation was $403,150. The number of feet of hose used was 52,400, and the feet of ladders used was 1,572. The time worked was 87 hours and 57 minutes. The men are off one day (24 hours) in seven. The apparatus in service is: Kissel Kar combination, city service ladder truck at No. 1 Station. Hose wagon at No. 2 Station. Combination chemical and hose wagon (horsedrawn) at No. 3 Station. The gravity pressure at fires was 80 to 100 pounds. A new Gamewel! fire alarm system was installed with 21 boxes and four circuit switchboard, under direction of L. K. Lambert. The full paid department consists of thirteen active men and one watchman for the central station, a “pension man.”

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